This class was tough.
This course teaches a student so much, including all aspects of biology and the reality that is a college class. In A.P. Biology, I learned ecology, genetics, the up-and-coming technology of biology, a lot of material regarding microbiology (my favorite!), and so much more. I also learned how to be a responsible student. Before this class, homework and school in general had never really been a challenge for me. I whipped through all of my assignments and cruised through my courses with ease, never worrying or stressing. Two weeks into A.P. Biology I realized that if I wanted to excel in the course, I would need to perilously study every single night straight out of the text book, record my findings, and study what I learned. I did just that. I taught myself plenty of biology and plenty of life skills along the way. I have to work diligently if I want to succeed. I have to drive for knowledge if I want to academically flourish.
My favorite parts of this course was definitely microbiology. The entire first semester was centered around the smallest things in the world. We covered genetics, chromosomes, the cell cycle, the energy cycle, and so much more. Everything inside of a cell, including organelles, what processes occurred in them, and everything smaller, was covered. The microbiology was the highlight of this course for me because learning about the most miniature things that inhabit and are our bodies was so intriguing.
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Advice for students:
To succeed in A.P. Biology you have to do your own work. You work for yourself. Yes, do the assignments that the teacher hands you, but strive for greater. Work for better. If you want an A in that class, you have to pay attention during in-class notes, read those notes when you get home, read the section in the textbook those notes were based on, take your own notes out of the textbook, and study all of it . . . Twelve times . . . A day. In-depth, complex biology is entirely new material for a high school student and in order to get a firm understanding of the content, a student has to truly desire getting a firm understanding of the content.